Species of Thailand

Mahogany frog

Abavorana luctuosa, Wilhelm Peters, 1871

(In Thai: กบเขาท้องลาย)

Hylarana luctuosa, also known as the Malaysian frog, mahogany frog or purple frog, is a species of true frog. It is found in the Malay Peninsula (Malaysia and southernmost Thailand) and in Borneo (Indonesia, Malaysia).

Hylarana luctuosa is a leaf-litter frog from lowland and submontane primary rainforests, including somewhat disturbed habitats. Adult frogs disperse widely through the forest and breed in rain pools.

It is reddish to chocolate brown, bordered by a narrow cream dorsolateral line on each side, beginning at the tip of the snout to above the vent.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Ranidae
Genus
Abavorana
Species
Abavorana luctuosa

Common names

  • English:
    • Mahogany frog
    • Malaysian frog
    • Purple frog
  • Thai: กบเขาท้องลาย

Synonyms

  • Rana decorata, François Mocquard (1890)
  • Abavorana luctuosa, Wilhelm Peters (1871)
  • Rana luctuosa, Günther Peters (1871)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Mahogany frog, Abavorana luctuosa in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Luang National Park
Range map of Abavorana luctuosa in Thailand